Sturgeon Moon

If you are fortunate enough to have a nice weather like we do, you will see the moon visible before dusk and it appears to be bigger than normal. It’s only a month away from the harvest moon, and this month’s moon is called the Sturgeon Moon.  The name was given by the North American fishing tribes since the sturgeon species were abundant during the month of August.  It’s also been called the green corn moon, the grain moon, and the red moon for the reddish hue as it appears in my photo taken yesterday. Full moon this month will be on Tuesday August 24th.

Notice there is a For Sale sign at one of the houses on the left hand side, apparently this is not the only one in this neighborhood as we drove around and saw at least 25 houses on the market. The housing in our area has appreciated in value by a small percentage which is a good thing, but I’m also seeing more and more houses on the market and some are foreclosure. The situation is not getting any better and small businesses are suffering from cash flow problems, sounds like everyone’s problem these days. I remind myself each day to live within my means.

This was taken with a Canon T2i, Aperture Priority, f/22, 1/4sec, ISO-200, Exposure bias 0, focal length 45mm, pattern metering mode, white balance cloudy, tripod mounted. The image was slightly out of focus, but it came out better than the one in sharp focus.


  1. Thanks for all the info about the moons. I didn’t know any of it.
    I hope that your community weather this awful finacial crisis OK. We’re all hurting, and none moreso than me and Mrs S, and all because of a handful of greedy incompetent captains of industry who aren’t hurting at all. There ain’t no justice.

    We send our very best wishes to you and your family, fom Mrs S and me

    • Hi Boonie, there seems to be “the greedy incompetent captains” that you mentioned everywhere, even where I am. I do believe in the law of attraction and try to think positive in the mist of all this crisis. I have to keep reminding myself that when one door shut another opens and things will work out for the best, so far I’m very fortunate that I still have a job. And thanks for the well wishes, and the best to you and Mrs S also.

  2. Yes, in So. Cal in my little suburb, there are for sale signs everywhere. Not cause the property has went up though. It’s such a tough time for so many. Your weather and moon sound heavenly. It’s supposed to be 109 degrees today. I have a four letter word in mind at this moment but I will be kind enough not to share it.

    • Hi Geni, the increase in value is only 1.40%, definitely not the reason why people are selling their houses in this area. So many people are going through hardship these days, I think it’s a scary time for all of us. We have our share of hot weather also, but mostly in the 90s and it’s not so bad comparing to your part of the country.

  3. The moon and neighborhood look peaceful. There’s a “Norman Rockwell” feel to it too.

    Hopefully things will get better. Sometimes it takes situation like these to remind us to appreciate the little things in life. Such as having a loving family, good health, and much more that money can’t buy. So hang it there! 🙂

    • cambree, life can be very stressful sometimes, but what can you do. 🙂

      The neighborhood has a mixed housing and some look retro. Our house is very retro also, it has that 70s feel to it.

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